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Seasonal Stress and Stubborn Weight Gain

With this busy life for us all, I am working hard to address clients’ main concerns about low energy levels, the challenging and stubborn weight we seem to continually battle as we age, and the unavoidable stress of a holiday season in general.  Taking into account our lifestyles of increased caffeine and sugar intake, we must be proactive to address the susceptibility to a compromised immune system and overall weakness.

Many experts believe that weak adrenal glands are one of the most prevalent and undiagnosed conditions, causing much of the commonly experienced repercussions from fatigue and uncompromising weight gain, particularly as we age.

The adrenals are responsible for energy levels, healthy hormone balance, stress adaptation, and immune system strength.  Much of chronic illness is due to an overstressing of the adrenal glands.

Therefore, I am recommending an initial as well as a long term support of the adrenals glands to help get us back up to ‘par’, and feeling good!

The following two recommended formulas work through botanical and nutritional support to enhance adrenal cortical and medullary function, adrenal rejuvenation, increased hypothalamic receptor function, and address depletions common to those suffering from the effects of chronic stress and the related side effects, specifically, weight gain.  Dr. Family Fitness would determine which version would be most effective specifically for your body after consultation.

Two products that support adrenal function are: ADRENAL COMPLEX and ADRENOTONE PLUS.

Benefits of the products include:

  • Help support daily energy levels
  • Help Chronic Fatigue & Addison’s Disease
  • Increase endurance and stamina in Athletes
  • Support the adrenal glands during times of stress
  • Promote hormone balance and overall wellness

Please note that if one needs to address extreme adrenal exhaustion or severe fatigue, and one’sDHEA hormone levels are considered weak, DHEA can safely be added, to further together combat more exhausting fatigue, and imbalances.

Adrenal Support formulas do not contain: wheat, yeast, soy, gluten, eggs, dairy, corn, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.


Dr. Family Talks About Conjugated Linoleic Acid

The only way to get Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) in food is through meat and dairy products. It has been shown that the CLA content in our food has decreased by 60% over the past 40 years. This is due to the current feeding practices of cattle farms.

CLA has been shown in numerous studies to reduce body fat while increasing lean muscle mass. Some studies have demonstrated that CLA inhibits lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat from our diet so that it can be absorbed and stored in the body. By suppressing this enzyme, CLA helps reduce the amount of fat deposited and stored throughout the body.

The CLA formula from the Designs for Health, I find to increase the burn rate of fat cells and increase lean muscle mass. I find that a good diet along with regular exercise is also essential to weight loss.